University of Glasgow

Global Health [MSc]

  • 12 months
  • Full Time
  • Regular

Program Description

  • The MSc and MRes are both designed to allow you to focus your learning around the global health issues that interest you most, and are fully interdisciplinary in their structure and content.
  • You will examine health issues that arise for different population groups and across national boundaries, including the social and cultural constructions of health, chronic illness and disability, and global and national health policies.
  • You will make a critical analysis of health and its determinants, and develop a deep understanding of the influence and role of equality/inequality, demographics and location on health.Developing and evaluating interventions icon
  • You will study social science research methods, and apply them in the completion of an original piece of research.
  • You will be taught by experts from the following world-leading centres based at the University: Institute of Health & Wellbeing, MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit, Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research, Centre for the History of Medicine, and Policy Scotland.
  • You will become part of a leading centre of applied and policy related research bringing together expertise in health inequalities, health and wellbeing, disability, urban health, health economics and the history of medicine.
  • Participate in networking activities, for example, inviting international Global Health professionals to attend a Careers in Global Health event, and a week-long fact-finding trip to Geneva (or other European centre for Global Health organisations).
  • Taught by experts from the following world-leading centres based at the University: Institute of Health & Wellbeing, MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit, Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research, Centre for the History of Medicine, and Policy Scotland.
  • Closely supported to build the skills, experience and networks that will open doors to you in your future career in Global Health.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

In the MSc, you will take three core and three optional courses. In the MRes, you will take four core courses and two optional courses. In both programmes, courses will be delivered via lectures and seminars. You will also undertake an independent research project focusing on an issue in Global Health that particularly interests you, and will submit this as a dissertation at the end of your degree.

MSc core courses 

MRes core courses

Optional courses

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Throughout your time at Glasgow you will have the opportunity to be closely supported in preparing for your future career in Global Health.

Early in the programme, you will be given advice on career pathways and how to achieve them, and how to use social media to enhance your career prospects.

There will also be an opportunity to organise an event that brings together leading global health professionals and benefit from their experience of forging a successful career in this field.

Our graduates have gone on to various careers, for example:

  • health care professionals
  • health care policy advisors
  • health improvement specialist
  • NHS management trainee
  • registered nurse
  • psychotherapist
  • work in public health care systems, and the voluntary and third sectors

Others have gone on to study for PhDs in related fields (the MRes is accredited as providing PhD-level research methods training).

Admission Description

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in social sciences, health sciences, medicine, nursing or other clinical subject. We will also consider applications from graduates from other fields and will also take relevant work experience into account.

Additional documents required for application

You are required to complete and submit a question-based personal statement explaining why you want to undertake this programme at Glasgow.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0. 
  • Tests must have been taken within 4 years 5 months of start date. Combined scores from two tests taken within 6 months of each other can be considered.

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission to this programme:

TOEFL (ibt, my best or athome)

  • 90 with minimum R 20, L 19, S 19, W 23. 
  • Tests must have been taken within 4 years 5 months of start date. Combined scores from two tests taken within 6 months of each other can be considered.

PTE (Academic or home)

  • 60 with minimum 59 in all sub-tests.
  • Tests must have been taken within 4 years 5 months of start date. Combined scores from two tests taken within 6 months of each other can be considered.

Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE) and Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) 

  • 176 overall, no subtest less than 169
  • Tests must have been taken within 4 years 5 months, combined scores from 2 tests sat within 6 months of each other can be considered.

Glasgow International College English Language (and other foundation providers)

  • 65%.
  • Tests are accepted for academic year following sitting.

University of Glasgow Pre-sessional courses

  • Tests are accepted for 2 years following date of successful completion.

Alternatives to English Language qualification

  • Undergraduate degree from English speaking country (including Canada if taught in English)
  • Undergraduate 2+2 degree from English speaking country
  • Undergraduate 2+2 TNE degree taught in English in non-English speaking country
  • Masters degree from English speaking country
  • Masters degree (equivalent on NARIC to UK masters degree) taught in English in non-English speaking country.

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept UKVI approved Secure English Language Tests (SELT) but we do not require a specific UKVI SELT for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

 

For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office using our enquiry form

International students

We are proud of our diverse University community which attracts students and staff from over 140 different countries.


Other Details


  • Program Type: Full Time


  • Study Type: Regular


  • Key Point: Global Health


  • Category: Global Health


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University of Glasgow

Program level:
12 months
Application fee: $33.57 USD
Tuition: $27222.88 USD
Cost of Living: $25,000 USD
Starting Date: Submission deadline Status
January 2022 July 2022 Open Now

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